After something of a trial period I’m finding genuine benefits in using Twitter and Facebook. Twitter allows me to share bite-sized pieces of information with friends/readers, let them know when I have a new blog post and generally keep up to speed quite efficiently with the things and people that interest me. Facebook (with which I use an application that allows my Twitter feed to be automatically integrated into my status update there) provides another angle on this — a valuable networking tool.
I’m also on MySpace — and have been for quite a while — but, whilst I still notify friends over there of my blog posts, I do not intend to build my presence there any further. If anything, I would like to encourage the few who still follow me from there to create a Twitter or Facebook account (or receive my blog posts via email, aol etc) and let it wind down. I will keep posting updates there as long as there is a continuing interest, however, if my MySpace friends don’t want to use these options.
For those who are interested and want to ensure that they keep abreast (steady!) of all things Gary William Murning, the appropriate details follow:
Another option, of course, is to add me to your feedreader.
If you prefer some other method that I haven’t thought of (anyone who even considers saying carrier pigeon can leave the room right this minute!), feel free to shout up.